“Late yesterday, Apple released the first beta build of iOS 8.1.1 to developers,” Andrew Cunningham reports for Ars Technica.
“The first update to iOS 8.1 will include customary bug fixes, but the preliminary release notes suggest a far more interesting development: the update promises to improve performance on the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, two of the oldest devices that support iOS 8,” Cunningham reports. “Apple has a long history of speeding up new iOS versions on old hardware post-release—iOS 4.1 on the iPhone 3G, iOS 7.1 on the iPhone 4, and now iOS 8.1.1.”
Cunningham writes, “It would be nice if performance on older hardware was better optimized in the first place, but newer hardware obviously takes precedence.”
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